The conference will be held in the Danubius Hotel Helia located in Budapest, the largest city and capital of Hungary.
Once called the “Queen of the Danube” or “Paris of the East”, Budapest has long been the focal point of the nation and a lively cultural centre, home to the majority of the country’s cultural, scientific, academic and artistic institutions. Divided by the Danube River, Budapest consists of two main parts: Buda and Pest, which are situated on opposite sides of the river and connected by a series of bridges.
Buda, situated on the hilly western bank of the Danube is home to the iconic Buda Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a notable monument that reflects various architectural styles.
The Castle Hill area is also home to other historic sites such as Fisherman’s Bastion, offering panoramic views of the city, and Matthias Church, a beautifully adorned medieval church.
Once you have finished sightseeing on Buda Castle, you can walk down the hill to the Danube River and cross the famous Chain Bridge over to the Pest side. Pest, on the flat eastern bank, is the more dynamic and urban part of Budapest. The Hungarian Parliament Building, an imposing Gothic Revival structure, dominates the cityscape along the river.
Budapest is highly renowned for its thermal baths, which have been an integral part of the city’s culture for centuries: Széchenyi Thermal Bath, located in the City Park, and Gellért Baths, offer relaxation in therapeutic thermal waters.
Cultural enthusiasts visiting Budapest will find a wealth of museums and galleries to explore, including the Hungarian National Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art. Additionally, the city’s gastronomic scene is a must-try, offering a delightful journey into Hungarian cuisine. The Central Market Hall stands out as a fantastic venue to experience the local flavours and shop for traditional Hungarian products, making the culinary experience an integral part of the overall cultural exploration in Budapest.
In essence, Budapest captivates visitors with its architectural grandeur, thermal baths, cultural richness, and a palpable sense of history. Whether wandering through its historic streets or enjoying the view from one of its many bridges, Budapest offers an enchanting experience that combines that old-world charm with the energy of a modern European capital.
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